"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Dying Time’s Here

Luis Severino wasn’t brilliant but he was damn good and you know the rest as the Yanks tied up the series a few nights ago with a 7-3 win. The new new Yankee Stadium is said to have none of the claustrophobic atmosphere of Yankee Stadium II but for two nights it was loud, baby. Great job by the rattle-your-jewelry playoff swells as well as the hardcore regulars in attendance.

Tonight gives all the marbles out in Cleveland. While I expect the Indians to win it is hard to count our boys out. Let’s hope the give ‘em Hell.

Never mind the waiting:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 1:12 pm

Almost forgot this feeling. Seems longer than five years ago.

Game five tonight

Can't come soon enough
Hard to focus on work
Leaves scurry through the wan October light
Everything feels like weightlessness and waiting

Game five tonight

C'mon guys.

2 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 3:25 pm

So Straz is starting after all for my Nats. dreaming of a Nats/ Yankees WS

3 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Crummy weather in Chicago. Probably crummy weather later in Cleveland.

4 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 4:10 pm

Crummy weather from Chicago through Cleveland. I'm stuck in the middle of it.

Cheat Sox canned Farrell.

5 IronWCmanLak   ~  Oct 11, 2017 4:49 pm

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6 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm

(5) Spam Alert!

Wow, grand salami off Wade Davis.

7 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm

MICHAEL A TAYLOR!!!!Grand Salami

8 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 6:27 pm

Wow.

9 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 6:38 pm

Hmmm, don’t want to put Cubbies on base

10 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 6:40 pm

A decade from the midges game. This time I'm rootin' extra cuz my team's slugger's playoff ABs only happen if the team from da Bronx advances. He's a photographer for Japanese TV. He rakes.

11 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:14 pm

bunting on the first pitch really pissed me off

12 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Love me some Didi!

13 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Didi!

14 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Didi!

15 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:15 pm

Are you kidding me? Didi!

16 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:15 pm

SIR DIDI!!!!!!

17 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:15 pm

GO DIDI GO!

18 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:16 pm

didi playing o'neill's role from the most important game of the 1998 run

19 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:16 pm

Let me tell you how much I love these words:
“In play, run(s).”

20 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:18 pm

[19] As a fellow GameDay-er I heartily endorse that sentiment.

21 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:20 pm

Nice to see CC throwing strikes with different pitches.

22 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:21 pm

Yes!

23 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:23 pm

i hope they keep the strike zone graphic off. that thing is way too aggravating in a game like this.

24 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:24 pm

[23] nope, it's back

25 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:24 pm

Couldn't ask for a better inning.

26 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:24 pm

Good start, CC

27 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:25 pm

Nice. That one caught Frazier. Phew.

28 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:26 pm

[27] yeah it looked like it skipped a bit right as he got it, good play

29 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:27 pm

Ok, more runs, please

30 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:35 pm

Amazing.

31 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Ha, another CI!

32 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Ellsbury, you sneak you.

33 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Ellsbury is a waste

34 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:39 pm

all the catcher interference is fine but maybe he'd be a better hitter if he didn't lean so far back when he's taking a swing?

35 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:39 pm

By which I mean Holliday should be the DH.

36 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:40 pm

[35] i would have liked to see holliday get a shot. ellsbury and headley are hitless, right?

37 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:41 pm

Right

38 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:41 pm

Why?

I'd much rather see Torreyes.

39 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:42 pm

CC!!!

40 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:42 pm

Sometimes a crafty old pitcher can out duel one in his prime. This may not be Rickwood Field, but back in 1931, 43 year old Ray Caldwell -- 10 years removed from the big leagues -- won such a contest, 1-0, against Dizzy Dean of the Houston Buffaloes in the Dixie Series. 20,000 people attended the game in Birmingham 10,000 seat ballpark. Channel your inner Caldwell, CC...

41 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:43 pm

[38] and dh castro? i'd have taken that, too. i just don't see why we would keep playing headley or ellsbury when they've both looked lost.

42 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:43 pm

[42] I just don't think Holliday should even be on the roster. It's a complete waste.

43 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:45 pm

[42] if he never plays, yeah

44 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:45 pm

I like how the white biz shows that the umps are right. Sometimes.

45 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:45 pm

[42] Yeah, he's really cooked. A shame, had a great start but the injury seems to have done him in.

CC for 5 innings today? Get that and be happy I think.

46 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Masterful

47 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:46 pm

wide and high zone by blue. ok for CC

48 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:46 pm

Nasty pitch. Atta boy, Big Fella! White box above.

49 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm

C.C. looks great!

50 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:48 pm

one of the reasons why i hate this stupid strike zone graphic is that we have absolutely no idea whether the upper and lower boundaries are accurate. the upper boundary in particular may not be the rulebook upper boundary. i don't know how statcast does it, but pitchf/x used 4" above the belt, which is not even close to midway between belt and top of the shoulders. someone just decided to use an arbitrary line because umpires weren't usually calling strikes up in the zone - never mind that the same could be said for in, out and down.

51 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:51 pm

[45] Wasn't it Epstein-Barr rather than an injury, I just don't he's ever recovered.

52 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:51 pm

Oh lord, time for another flailing strikeout from Judge ...

53 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:51 pm

Wham! Good rip!

54 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:52 pm

[51] Yeah, something viral related. That stuff can linger for sure.

Judge just can't make contact at the moment..

55 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:53 pm

Sigh

56 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:53 pm

Hit the fucking ball to right field, Judge!

57 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:54 pm

If Judge can't move Gritner over, then fucking steal a bag. We have to be aggressive and get 3 runs and run Kluber's count up, IMO.

58 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:54 pm

[54] It's the same goddamn thing he was doing in his slump, trying to pull every fucking pitch.

I could strike him out right now.

Breaking balls away, occasional fastball up and in.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

59 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:55 pm

Holy moly!

60 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:55 pm

Didi Didi!

61 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:56 pm

SIR DIDI!

SIR DIDI!!

SO SWEET, I HAD TO SAY IT TWICE!!!

62 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Glorious Gregorius!

63 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Holy shit sir Didi!!!

64 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:56 pm

[62] NICE!

65 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:56 pm

DIDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

66 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Sir Didi is gorgeous

67 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:57 pm

That's the stupidest freaking thing I've ever heard - as if a bunch of Yankee fans still pine for Jeter.
Oh, and by the way, SIR DIDI!!!!!

68 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:57 pm

[64] Much obliged

69 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:58 pm

Didi's gotten me off the couch quicker than anything 2x tonight hooting and hollering. Hot Damn!

70 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:58 pm

Time to promote Did from "Sir."

Baron? Duke? Viscount? Some Anglophile help me out here.

71 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:59 pm

[67] We're a pretty irrational bunch. :)

I'll keep the Did dingers, though, ya know, out of courtesy.

72 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:59 pm

if didi swings through that pitch they'd be talking about what a great pitch it was

73 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 7:59 pm

King!

74 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:00 pm

[70] Grand Vizier?

75 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Aw hell, Emperor Didi

76 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Get 'em back on the field, CC! 1,2,3!

77 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:04 pm

Thanks.

78 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:05 pm

cc looking distinctly pettitteish

79 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Take that Perez, you little shit.

80 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:05 pm

CC dashes towards home and slides on knees to grab a botched bunt on the fly!

81 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:06 pm

Heh

82 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:07 pm

Nothing good happens from allowing the 9 hitter on with with 2 outs. Yes!

83 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:07 pm

Excellent, CC

84 iyasu   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:08 pm

Fist pump! Thank you Carsten Charles.

85 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:08 pm

Charles In Charge!

86 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:10 pm

Ok, this is almost certainly no longer relevant, unless the Yankees stop scoring and Cleveland tightens things up, but I'm going to say this anyway:

Kluber's top pitch count performance was 120. He had 8 other games at 110 or more, and 12 more at 100 or more, and he averaged 102 per game. I am not as focused on his pitch count anymore, but FWIW Kluber is now at 53 pitches. While I believe he could go to 120, if he didn't give up anymore hits, we're probably looking at 45-50 more pitches.

87 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:11 pm

Let's get some walks, foul some pitches off, and get this guy outta there.

88 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:12 pm

[86] let's chase him here

89 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:13 pm

I really wish our players would wipe the grins off their faces and be stone faced. Francona is too good a manager to let his team get shut down at home in an elimination game.....Remember game 7 last year and remember Friday night. Bear down Yanks. Stand on their necks.

90 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:13 pm

That's not a strike.

91 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:13 pm

[88] Heck yeah, load 'em up, and make them put in Miller for 2 innings.

92 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:13 pm

[89] i see what you're saying but loose is better than uptight. and francona can't will his team to score

93 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:14 pm

Ball 5.

94 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:14 pm

Wrong part of the park for Hicks

95 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:16 pm

[85] Ouch. You be illin'.

96 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:17 pm

Adios, dude.

97 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:17 pm

Aw, Klubotted

98 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:17 pm

I've been keeping quiet (jinx fears), but this is fun.

99 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:18 pm

what?? i was not expecting that. this is good

100 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:18 pm

[95] Wonder whatever happened to Scott Baio..

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101 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:18 pm

so much for pitch counts :)

102 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:19 pm

The wife was yelling at me for screaming during the first DiDi HR, so I had to hold it in on the second. Grrrr.

103 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:20 pm

let's get to Miller

104 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:20 pm

[100] RIP Joanie.

105 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:21 pm

[100] no politics but let's just say he went off the deep end

106 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:22 pm

[104] Really??? Hadn't heard that.

107 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:24 pm

[105] Had a quick google..Oh My!! I'll...refrain from commenting on that.

108 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:24 pm

Ha. Ain't that the Modamm truth.

109 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:25 pm

Damn, a hit

110 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:26 pm

You happy now, Smoltz? ya dipshit.

111 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:26 pm

[105] No doubt about it. Joanie, definitely does not love Chachi.

112 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:27 pm

Next, a DP please

113 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:27 pm

The little slide piece.

114 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:28 pm

That’s acceptable

115 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:28 pm

Castro almost put that in the 1st row.

116 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:29 pm

Siddown!

117 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:29 pm

CC!

118 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:30 pm

Please, get tossed Edwin

119 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:30 pm

Ray Caldwell would be proud of that pitch, CC.

120 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:30 pm

Wooo-HOOOOO!

121 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:30 pm

CC!!!!!!!!

Turning back the clock!

122 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:30 pm

haha toss him! these guys have some nerve complaining when they know they should have lost game 2

123 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:31 pm

C.C. really dealing. 8 strikeouts thru 4!

124 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:34 pm

Mame him work, Brett!

125 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:34 pm

Please, sir, could I have some more?

126 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:35 pm

Miller's top pitch count this year: 35 and 30 or more 5 other times. It's not unreasonable to think he'll be ineffective after that.

127 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm glad we signed CC in 2009 and then put him into a time machine dialed to 2017. This is a great end to a contract.

128 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:36 pm

Miller tastes too good to hurry though...

129 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:36 pm

"through"

130 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Ooof.

Judge is just painful to watch.

131 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

And shouldn’t be batting #2

132 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Judge is swinging at air

133 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Fail. So balls are now called "it didn't register in the srike zone."

134 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Reg-gie, Reg-gie...

Since it's turn back the clock night

135 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

13 S/O’s

136 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:40 pm

Didi. Is. Awesome.

137 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:41 pm

Only a single, Didi? Demoted from Emperor to mere king

138 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:41 pm

okay judge has had a humongous strike zone this series, but my god he looks lost. if you can't hit a curve, don't swing at it

139 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:42 pm

[130] Yeah, it sucks right now. But we forget he's (technically) a rookie. Guys like Soriano and Cano had the same problem early on with expanding the zone. I think he's going to be very good for a long time.

140 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:42 pm

oh well, at least Miller is at 27 pitches...There's no way he'll exceed 40.

141 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:44 pm

Oh, lovely ... my cable just went completely out.

Grrrrrr....

142 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:45 pm

Man it looks c-c-cold in Cleveland. It's 75 at 10:45 in Tokyo.

143 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:45 pm

This is the inning that either gets it safely to the pen or sees the wheels fly off.

144 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:46 pm

[141] If it's Spectrum you have my sympathies. I literally cancelled it because it was out for game 4 and game 2 and it was apparently only my TV. It is working tonight.

145 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:46 pm

Dialed in.

146 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:48 pm

Balls up like that tell me "tired"

147 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:48 pm

Rats.

148 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:49 pm

One more runner means bullpen action methinks.

149 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:49 pm

[148] yes please

150 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:50 pm

[144] Cox.

Bizarre. It's not a "pay your bill" problem ... which happens time-to-time with my roommate ... it's a nothing's connected ... which I've never seen before.

151 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Roll it up roll it up

152 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:50 pm

DP, DP, DP, please

153 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:52 pm

Fuck

154 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:52 pm

Fuck.

155 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:52 pm

Hamma time

156 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:52 pm

thanks CC but it's bullpen time

157 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:53 pm

I didn't think this was going to be easy.

158 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:53 pm

Hang in there....we knew we weren't blowing them out. Our pen is rested and ready. Just bear down, CC, and get 1 out.

159 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:54 pm

Balls up is right

160 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:54 pm

Wheels off.

161 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:54 pm

Mofuckingdammit

162 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:54 pm

Good work big CC. Go Bullpen.

163 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:54 pm

Shoulda happened after the 2d hit

164 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:55 pm

That's what Judge should be doing.

165 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:55 pm

JoeyJoeJoe...has really not been on the ball this series..one batter too many.

166 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:55 pm

Stop praising the Indians, you putz!

167 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:55 pm

Two…

168 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:55 pm

[150] that's what happened to me. The station was simply off. Spectrum wouldn't help me.

169 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:57 pm

honestly he should have gone to the pen as soon as there were 2 on. it's the 5th inning already

170 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:59 pm

There it is. Now get those runs back

171 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:59 pm

Uh oh. That may be way too close. Like safe.

172 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 8:59 pm

FUCK Yeah! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout. Houdini strikes again.

173 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:00 pm

all right, we have a huge advantage here in the bullpen game. let's get miller out of the game and score some runs.

174 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:00 pm

Did gets ya comin' and goin'.

175 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:01 pm

[171] Quick, snap the ball. Oh wait ---

176 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:01 pm

I sit corrected.

177 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:03 pm

Miller migbt throw 50 pitches tonight.

178 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:05 pm

i know holliday hasn't hit in forever and has been terrible, but i'd much, much rather see him pinch hit against miller than headley

179 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:07 pm

The Francoma is woke!

180 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:08 pm

wow okay, that works

181 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Great strategy if you're trying to win a 7 inning game, but it seems to me that Francona is painting himself into a corner.

D-Rob for the 6th, Kahnle for the 7th and 8th, and Chappy for the 9th? I'll take my chances.

182 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Big dudes coming to bat.

183 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Rats

184 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Momentum shift?

185 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:12 pm

headley sucks

186 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:14 pm

D-Rob and Kahnle? Chapman for 8th & 9th?

187 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:15 pm

I need freak out control.

188 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm

[187] I hear Colorado is good for that, like John Denver sang..

189 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm

D-Rob! If an Indian made that play the booth would be going nuts.

190 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm

[186] So Greeny is out of The Circle of Trust?

191 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm

[186] I look to Kahnle to go 2 innings, not Chapman, but I bet it will be one of those GD 5 out saves.

192 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm

Don’t forget Green and Warren. Monty in long relief (hopefully not needed)

193 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:17 pm

I lived there. I know!

194 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:17 pm

[190] Need someone in reserve in case of extras.

195 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:17 pm

[190] Greeny, Betances, and Sonny are the extra inning pitchers.

196 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:18 pm

Keep this clown frustrated! Yes!

197 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:18 pm

Can 'O Corn tribers..

I pitch D-Rob in the 7th.

198 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:18 pm

Robertson for another? I would. Not sure what Joe would do.

199 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:18 pm

"...And Aaron Hicks settles under the ball and fucks up the Fox Sports narrative for now."

200 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:18 pm

green should definitely be up next

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201 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:19 pm

Who's the guy with Smoltzie. He's a dickhead and a half.

202 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:19 pm

[198] Possibly, but someone has to be throwing behind him to START the inning if that's the case.

203 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:19 pm

Mr. Robertson for the 7th. He threw like 9 pitches.

204 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:19 pm

[198] He barely threw at all in the fifth

205 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:20 pm

[198] "What would Joe do?"

206 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:21 pm

Make these suckers work.

207 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:22 pm

[205] (Checks Binder...)
'He'd check the Binder.'

208 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:22 pm

[201] Matt Vergasian, From MLBN, usually good in studio, but they want the Indians ending their curse narrative

209 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:23 pm

how does this guy have an era in the 3s? he looks unhittable

210 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:23 pm

Nice. C'mon, Judge. For the love of Mo!

211 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:24 pm

[208] Shitting on the Yankees will always play in Peoria.

212 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:24 pm

Gritty!

C'mon Aaron ... do SOMETHING else.

213 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:25 pm

How about stealing a bag?

214 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Pick a fat one.

215 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:26 pm

[207] awesome

216 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Nice take.

217 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:26 pm

That was a fucking ball

218 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Take the pass, Aaron

219 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:27 pm

Eat fucking shit, blue. You miserable fucking Asshole.

220 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:27 pm

Now he runs???

Fucking plays.

Fucking Judge.

221 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:27 pm

Judge getting some horrific calls...

222 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:27 pm

that was dumb

223 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:27 pm

What the hell, that was ball four?

224 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:27 pm

That was not a strike.

225 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:28 pm

[213] nevermind.

226 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:28 pm

Yeah, don't replay that pitch

(Wait, I can)

That was a fucking ball.

227 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:28 pm

Another ball strike 3 for judge.

228 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:28 pm

I go D-Rob batter to batter here...I want Kahnle to finish the 8th.

229 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:29 pm

i have never seen a strike zone as big as the one called on judge this series. that pitch was outside and low.

230 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:29 pm

I'll be shocked if they show a replay and hear any commentary about Judge being robbed of a ball clearly low.

231 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:30 pm

They have Judge so spooked about breaking pitches that he's freezing on fastballs now.

232 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:31 pm

That's one thing. That's what Smoltz said. Fuck you, Smoltz.

233 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:31 pm

1 down.

234 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:32 pm

Finally they show it. Fuck you Smoltz, that wasn’t a pretty good pitch, that was a ball, at least 1.5 inches off the plate

235 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:32 pm

[230]. No, he "took a pretty good pitch." Dicks

236 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:33 pm

Where's Chad Green? On the back of a milk carton?

237 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:33 pm

i think he meant it was a pretty good take, not a pretty good pitch. because then he said "but" it turned into a double play

238 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:34 pm

[211] You think they got a directive to do that? Sure sounds like it. Of course, I'm not anywhere near objective.

239 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:34 pm

If Joey Joe Joe can navigate these last three innings I give him a psss on game 2.

240 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:34 pm

2 out.

241 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:34 pm

Feeling a lot like it's going to take at least one more run to sneak this one across the line. Hope I'm wrong

242 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:34 pm

[236] Good one!

243 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:35 pm

If Joe tries to pitch Chapman for 2 innings like these announcers are saying he should be canned.

244 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:35 pm

(239). Agreed

245 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:35 pm

I hate jay bruce.

246 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:36 pm

[243] agreed. i still think green should be next out. i know kahnle has been untouchable lately but green has been our stud

247 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:36 pm

[238] Likely. Not with explicit malice, but around some conference table someone said, "okay, boys, what's our story angle here?"

248 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm

There is another blown fucking call!

249 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm

FUCK YOU BLUE, AFTER ALL THE FUCKING BULLSHIT STRIKES YOU'VE CALLED?!?!!?

250 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm

[243] Or cained.

251 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm

It's not a tough fucking take it's the ump clearly missing a curveball right down the fucking middle.

252 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:38 pm

Blue fucked D-Rob on that third ball.

253 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:38 pm

You know what, with two outs, give the big slow dummy his base. Rather that than another dinger out of him. Hope saying that doesn't bite me in the ass.

254 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:39 pm

You know, it’s hard to watch a game when the home plate ump is on an acid trip.

255 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:39 pm

okay, this series has convinced me that the robots have to take over for human umpires. humans are bullshit

256 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

Phew ... C'mon HAMMMER!

GET THIS LAST ONE!

257 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

[254] Ha! That would make a good comedy.

258 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

Hammered

259 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

Phew

260 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

I like the way DRob fields his spot, too.

261 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

Thanks. 3 out. Now score some runs!

262 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

C’mon Didi. One more time!

263 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:41 pm

HAMMER!!!

I HEART THE ALABAMA HAMMER!!!

264 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:41 pm

HAMMERED!

265 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:41 pm

ROLL TIDE, D-Rob!!!!!!!!!!!!

266 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:41 pm

i want a run here

267 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:43 pm

[254] It's Doc Willis starring in "The Naked Gun 5."

268 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:43 pm

[263] If Coach Saban was watching the game, and not drinking yesterday's coffee and eating little Debbie cakes as he watches film on Arkansas, he'd heart him too.

Incidentally, check Youtube and type in Alabama Hammer and you'll see a plaintiff's lawyer with the worse ads ever.

269 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:43 pm

Insurance, please

270 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:45 pm

Break up the rhythm. Get some guys on base ffs.

271 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:47 pm

shows how fucked our country is that a student loan consolidation company can have an ad behind home plate in the playoffs

272 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:47 pm

Sigh.

Christ on a fucking crackers guys ... STOP SWINGING AT SHIT!!!

273 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:48 pm

Swinging at ball fours. Taking ball fours called strike 3. Oi!

274 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:48 pm

fuck. frustrating but that actually was a pretty good pitch

275 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:48 pm

well, thank goodness Shaw is gone.

276 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:48 pm

[271] I noticed that..in front of $2000 seats as well. :(

277 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:49 pm

[271] I had to Google Doosan. Their slogan, "Building Your Tomorrow Today." That's right out of Monsters Inc.

278 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

I need to ignore about 5 months of student loan payments to sit in the first row.

279 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

Just a bit outside

280 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

[277] That's not bad. If it were local it would be 'Building Youre Tomoroow Future For A Happy Today Time'

281 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

I'm a broken record, but will do it again. Cody Allen threw 32 and 31 pitches in two game this year, and most of his other appearances were in the 20s. He should be able to finish the game unless we get a couple hits this inning. Francona did a good job to get to him, I must admit.

282 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

If Blue is going to call that shit, you've got to swing at it ... Christ.

283 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

Six more outs

284 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

The offense has not done any favors tonight save Didi, obviously.

285 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:52 pm

Chapie?

286 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:53 pm

i say green. green! he's been our best or second best reliever all season

287 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:53 pm

Please don't pitch Chapman now. Please, Joe, pretty pretty pretty please don't do this.

288 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:54 pm

Kahnle struck out 5 guys with 6 outs on Monday night. Come on Joe.

289 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:54 pm

Yeah, Green or Kahnle ... not Chapman ... yet.

290 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:55 pm

About to get on the highway. I want green in the eighth and Chapman in the ninth.

291 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm

Oh, my. Let's go, Chapman!

292 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm

Keep stretching Chapman like this and they may as well start him.

And who comes after him now?

293 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm

[291] Please tell me you have MLB Radio.

294 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm

Oh Christ ... not Chapman ... not now.

This may work, but I'll state right now it's the wrong move.

295 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm

If this doesn’t work, Girardi . . .

296 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm

What if he needs 25 pitches this inning? Ugh.

297 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Larry looks noivous.

298 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Joe is definitely gambling his Yankee future.

299 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:57 pm

One down, five to go

300 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:58 pm

1 down. Chapman is always rather disgustingly sweaty...wonder if he's on any 'medication'..??

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301 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:58 pm

This whole thing feels very brittle right now.

302 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:58 pm

Word press is yelling at me for duplicate comments. Bollocks!

303 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:58 pm

Now Girardi has painted himself into a corner. Why in the HELL doesn't he trust the guys who got him here to pitch the 8th inning. Chapman may breeze through the 8th (let's hope so), but I'd rather him come in the 9th fresh.

304 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 9:59 pm

[301] true dat.

305 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:00 pm

Huge play!

306 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:00 pm

Big!

307 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm

Twodown, four to go

308 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm

[305][306] y'all are ahead of my cable. I read Ara's post 2 pitches ago and thought, "why is a ball a huge play?"

309 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:02 pm

That’s unfair

310 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:02 pm

[308] We all seem to be on different wavelengths..I think the feed here may be the most immediate

311 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:02 pm

Yes! Score some fucking runs! Please.

312 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:03 pm

Have you noticed that the ball hits one electronic "spot" live and a different one on the replay?

313 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:03 pm

Boom!

314 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:03 pm

Three down, three to go! Insurance, please.

315 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:05 pm

Here's one good reason, cartoon lady: because that's not what "vanquish" means.

(That ad has been driving me nuts all week, sorry)

She means banish.

316 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:05 pm

This reminds me of pitching Mo in the 8th inning in Arizona in 2001. The 8th was easy. Unless Joe is planning on pitching Kahnle in the 9th, which would be an odd move, I'm worried.

317 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:05 pm

Frazier made a clutch play and all the booth cares about is Chapman's hanger. Ugh.

318 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:05 pm

Efficient. 13 pitches

319 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:06 pm

[303] agreed. if this works out i'll forgive girardi for everything. but if chapman shows ANY signs of fatigue in the 9th, he has to be ready to go to green or kahnle

320 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:06 pm

In 30 mins I'm either having a beer at lunch to celebrate or a beer at lunch to sulk...

321 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:06 pm

[318] agreed and 2 of the better hitters are gone. Still.

322 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:07 pm

Tilda Swindon reminds me of Brienne of Tarth.

323 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:07 pm

[316] hey ee, i think we've been on the same wavelength most of this game, but bringing up THAT game is not cool

324 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:07 pm

God Fucking dammit!

325 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:09 pm

Cash him in!

326 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:09 pm

pinch hit for Headley. Pretty please!

327 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:09 pm

HEY JUDGE ... WERE YOU FUCKING WATCHING THAT SWING?!?!?!?

THAT'S HOW YOU HIT.

328 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:09 pm

[320] in 3 seconds I’m going to sip a vodka tonic. Good thing I’m unemployed. Oh, wait.

Hicks

329 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:09 pm

Timely flicks from Hicks' sticks!

330 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:09 pm

Chase is due.

331 knuckles   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:10 pm

Score this runner, por favor.

332 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:11 pm

To piss me off again.

333 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:12 pm

Ugh, Chase.

334 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:12 pm

Chase is doodoo

335 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:12 pm

Um, close

336 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:13 pm

There hasn't been a check swing called strike all night.

337 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:13 pm

I was all set with my Blazing Saddles reference but Headdey let me down again.

338 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:15 pm

I sense more hot garbage.

339 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:15 pm

[337] That’s Headley.

You’re welcome

340 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:16 pm

Just pulling in. Game on radio...

341 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:17 pm

Gonna run in after this AB

342 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:17 pm

Solid at bat. C'mon, Brett! You can do it!

343 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:18 pm

C’mon Gritner.

344 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:18 pm

[337] [339] good job, guys. now let's get a hit.

345 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:18 pm

Years ago I used to hate postseason announcing because they talked down to the non-fan viewers. "You know, Dave, that foul ball doesn't mean he's out, even with two strikes."

Now I hate them because they won't stop quoting numerical arcana to me. It's like someone invented a text-to-voice plugin for Excel. Shut up already.

346 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:19 pm

Wait. Inning over?

347 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:19 pm

Wrong station...

348 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:20 pm

What are you waiting for!

349 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:20 pm

What are you looking at???

350 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:20 pm

Stick a shiv in them now!

351 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:20 pm

C'mon Gritner!!

352 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:21 pm

Evening Nostra ... seems like you're up to proper anxiety levels!

353 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:22 pm

Start the merry go round as Kay would say.

354 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:23 pm

Ugh. Ball 4.

355 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:23 pm

I'm shitting a brick, cult!

356 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:23 pm

Rather have Gardner swing at ball 4 than Judge start with pitch 1

357 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:24 pm

(chewing fingernails..)
[353] Been any fallacies of predetermined outcomes this game?

358 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:24 pm

I'm also dizzy hungry. I'm supposed to be eating slices, but I'm a mess. Got out of work a few minutes early and had to come home to be with you guys!

359 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:24 pm

Dammit ... that was ANOTHER ONE!

360 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:24 pm

Is Green warmed up? Kahnle?

361 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:25 pm

That was ball 4!

362 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:25 pm

Hommina hommina hommina.

363 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:25 pm

Ball 6.

364 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:26 pm

Ball 7

365 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Holy fucking shit!

366 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm

YES!!!!!!

367 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Gritner! Woo hoo!

368 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm

GRITNER!!!

369 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm

FUCJ YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

370 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen ... I LOVE Brett Gardner.

371 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Frazier goes DOWN!

372 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:28 pm

I AM HERE TO ACCEPT THOSE EXTRA RUNS!

373 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:28 pm

Shades of the 1996 Todd Zeile pump-fake

374 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:28 pm

Reminds me of the 9th inning of Game 5 in 2000.
Missed ball lead to the insurance run then.

375 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:28 pm

I have changed my mind about bruce. He's not so bad.

376 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:28 pm

Sit chapman. Get green out there. Kahnle. Don't hurt chapman!

377 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:28 pm

[371] Ooh, nice. Very nice.

378 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm

Now if Brett had taken any of those six walks, Judge would have Kd with the bases loaded. Sorry but there it is.

379 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm

I don't know if we're going to win this game or not, but there's something I've been thinking about all series long. I really wish Todd Drew could have seen this team and written about these kids -- Judge and Sanchez and Severino and Bird and Didi and others.

Some of you old time Banterers remember him. I got busy this season and didn't post much - I'm like the guy who shows up to church twice year -- but I'd like to think I'm still an Old Time Banterer; and it's times like this when we're either heading to a win in the 9th, or a painful ending and a long but hopeful winter, that I'm awfully glad to be here from time to time and talk baseball with you guys.

Anyway, based on my memories of reading Todd's blog, I think he really would've liked these guys; and I'd liked to have read what the guys who gather around Juan Carlos's coffee cart think of them too.

Let's Go Yan-kees!

380 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm

[372] Late fee, share some of that fine Scotch you've mentioned in years past!

381 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm

Man key insurance runs. Wow. Let’s do this!

382 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm

That’s the coup de grace

383 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm

now, all that time on the bench is great. but let's have green up behind him!

384 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:30 pm

[379] Seconded.

385 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:30 pm

[379] Never had the pleasure but hear, hear. Well said.

386 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:30 pm

[379] well said old time banterer frIend!

387 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:31 pm

[379] Hear, hear.

388 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:31 pm

Pile it on.

389 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:31 pm

[379] Aw. Yep.

[380] Well, I've stopped buying that Scotch. I was spending too much money on it.
I have some good Bourbon though!
You don't drink sake, do you?

390 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:32 pm

I hear ya, EE

391 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

Can I point out that that was as easy a hop as you could have for Lindor on that throw. Just saying.

392 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

[379] no worries. Adding Todd is fine. I’m going to have to aggressivly pursue a job, so I might not be around after the WS.

393 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

Three more outs.

394 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

HAVE SOMEONE WARMING NOW!

NOW!!!

395 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:34 pm

Don't send him back out. Green & Kahnle should be warm and ready to go.

396 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:34 pm

[Director in TV truck] Dammit, where's that Emergency Narrative?

Sir?

The one where the Yankees are the heroes!

I think it's under that wobbly table leg, sir

Dammit!!

397 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:34 pm

RIYank, have some fine northern Japan sake ready for this evening if we win.

398 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:34 pm

I had no idea Frazier had such good wheels. Scoring on sac fly and now this!

399 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:35 pm

[394] indeed

400 knuckles   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:35 pm

Mr Drew would have indeed liked this team. That's for the memories.

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401 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:35 pm

Huh.
Never got the hang of sake, I have to admit.

402 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:35 pm

If Chapman is near the plate it's a good sign.

403 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:35 pm

Bye evil, drinking evil genius chocolate pumpkin porter tonight. Just saying!

404 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:36 pm

Sake is yuck. And I like just about anything.

405 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:36 pm

Please make this clean, easy, quick, and stress free. Thank you, please.

406 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:36 pm

Business trip to Japan and I’ll inteodice you to some fine sake!

407 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:37 pm

Get Adam and Chad up. No Dellin. I like him, but he’s injured.

408 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:37 pm

One glass of wine today and the rest is seltzer. Overdid it Monday night.

409 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:37 pm

Do NOT walk him.

410 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm

No beer tonight. Oktoberfest tomorrow night \m/

411 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm

Of fucking course he walks him. Wtf!

412 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm

DAMMIT

413 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm

He walked him.

Lovely.

414 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm

It’s never easy

415 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm

Kahnle up.

416 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:39 pm

Throw fucking strikes!

417 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:39 pm

緊張する......

418 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:39 pm

Why isn't anyone warming? Has either guy been up yet?

Get a DP here.

419 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:39 pm

Urgh.

420 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:40 pm

Kahnle's warming.

421 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm

One down

422 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm

1 down. Again.

423 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm

yes! Siddown

424 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm

Ahhhhh.
That K helped.

(Me.)

425 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm

Now the DP...

426 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:42 pm

[417] That's what it's all about, brah.

427 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:42 pm

One more strike...

428 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm

Solid. 2 out.

429 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm

Slick, Starlin!

430 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm

At least they got the lead runner. Whew.

Ok. One more fucking out!

431 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm

Oooh, for a half second I thought "DP!"

Good play. I ACCEPT THE 4-6 FC.

432 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm

Chapman rethinking that neck tattoo.

433 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm

Nice Starlin Darlin

434 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm

Two down! Not three, but I’ll take it

435 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:44 pm

Wait. Did I miss a D.I.?

436 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:45 pm

This team has a lot of heart.

437 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:45 pm

[435] Yep.

438 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:46 pm

Jesus. End this game already. With the Yankees winning of course.

439 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:46 pm

Fuck you, Ajax.

440 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

Last strike

441 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

One more strike. Do it now. I must eat...

442 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

Yahoooo!!!!!!

443 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!

444 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

Come home Joe!

445 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

There ya go!

446 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

WAHOO!!!!!!

447 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

They picked up their manager tonight. Good job men

448 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

ON TO HOUSTON!!!!!!

449 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

Gentlemen, I just had to stop in for the end of this one, and so glad I did.

450 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

451 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

FUCK YEAH!

452 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

Holy fucking shit! Cheers, y'all. Suck it midges and 97.

453 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

Tejas, vamanos!!!

454 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:48 pm

Good night all! I’ve gotta not get up for a no job tomorrow

455 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:49 pm

I wonder now whether we're expected to win it all?

456 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:49 pm

Wait, when was the last time I exhaled?

457 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:49 pm

How come he didn't have to tag after dropping strike 3?

458 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:50 pm

Game five tonight

You know, I'd forgotten about this feeling too.

Night all.

Game one Friday

Go Yanks!

459 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:50 pm

Gary Dunaier should throw out a first pitch at the Stadium.

460 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:50 pm

Love the Yanks! Love the Banter! : )

461 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:51 pm

America has too many hats and T-shirts.

462 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:51 pm

[457] It's only a *swinging strike* that's in play when dropped.

463 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:51 pm

FUCK YEAH!!!!

464 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:52 pm

[462] Ok, got it.

465 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:53 pm

I even like Papi tonite.

466 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:53 pm

I guess the Indians fans who chanted "Yankees suck" can go suck it now.

467 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:54 pm

Yankees win! Sorry I celebrated live first...

468 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:54 pm

The guy with the “epic choke” sign can eat me.

469 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:54 pm

Thanks for making it special, Alex and The Banter.

470 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:56 pm

I am ecstatic. CC and Didi and Brett.

471 BobbyB   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:56 pm

Yeah, thanks Alex!

472 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:56 pm

Fuck "papi". He's a Fat Liar and a Big Babi. Edgar is the original papi anyway.

473 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:57 pm

[468] I guess that sign has a different meaning for the Cleveland (won the first two games in a five game series) Indians now.

474 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2017 10:58 pm

[470] Thankful for Didi, for CC, for this here B.B. too. And, uh, Alcoholics Anonymous, they also do very good work.

475 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:02 pm

[474] I read the Banter for years before ever commenting and that was like 9 years ago. Thanks, AB!

476 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:02 pm

[465] I always *like* Big Papi ... he's just horribly fucking terrible at this job. Just wretched.

477 mhoward120   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:03 pm

To quote Newman - I despise Keith Hernandez.

478 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:08 pm

What an AB by Gardner! Epic. He's making a push to get #11 retired..

479 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:10 pm

And Sir DIDI t-shirts are being ordered for me and Jazz Jr.

480 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:13 pm

Had to stop in. Great game, great series, Joe mightily picked up. Those were not crocodile tears.

At least another long week of Yankee games! This season is already satisfying, but why not more!

481 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:15 pm

[477] Our day was ruined.

482 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:16 pm

[479] Nice!

483 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:17 pm

Wish BBREF still did page sponsorships, I think I'd be picking up Robertson and Gardner right now ...

484 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:22 pm

G'nite all .. SEE YOU ALL FOR THE ALCS FRIDAY!!!!

485 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:22 pm

i'm not thanking you tonight, alex, because we have at least another series to go! that was awesome. i haven't been as excited as i was when gardner got that hit in at least 14 years. just amazing.

486 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:30 pm

[484] i should be here for that!

487 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:31 pm

[483] shame they don't do that any longer...

488 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 11, 2017 11:32 pm

[486] Saturday morning in the Land of The Rising Sun, me and Jazz Jr will have the coffee, papaya juice, bagels and other breakfast goodies ready!

489 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 12, 2017 7:15 am

Recap coming. Stay tuned...

490 iyasu   ~  Oct 12, 2017 7:22 am

[474] DD is GG

491 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 12, 2017 7:50 am

Still can’t really believe it. Wow!

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